05 November 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Which Banks passed on the Reserve Bank discount?

At its Reserve Bank meeting on November 1st, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 4.5 per cent. In the statement released by Glenn Stevens the decision was made for the following reasons: “Information about the Australian economy suggests moderate growth overall. The terms of trade have now peaked and will […]

17 October 2011 ~ 525 Comments

Home Loan Buffer for Maternity Leave

There is so much to think about when planning to have a child. Being prepared financially often will determine the timing of embarking in this stage of life.  According to Money Matters the cost of raising children to the age of 18 is over $1 Million dollars. So if having a child is top on your goal list, […]